Colombians are the scum of the earth, sorry.
Drug-Stuffed Puppies Found In Bust
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2006(CBS) Drug-smuggling puppies stuffed with heroin were discovered after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency busted a drug ring, the agency's New York division announced Tuesday.
The DEA said 22 Colombian nationals were arrested for smuggling 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States. The smugglers, the DEA said, used both human and animal couriers or "swallowers" to bring heroin into the country.
The street value of the heroin totals nearly $20 million, a DEA spokesperson told CBS News.com, adding that all arrests were made in Colombia, except for one in North Carolina.
Six pure-bred puppies were found with a total of three kilograms of liquid heroin packets inside them, according to the DEA. David Ausiello, a spokesman with the agency, told CBS News.com that the packets were surgically implanted into the dogs in Colombia, then removed once inside the United States.
Ausiello confirmed that three dogs had died, according to agents' reports. The exact number of dogs was unavailable.